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Why a university finally stood up to misogyny

Last week the men's rugby club at LSE was closed down for a year after producing a sexist and homophobic leaflet. Lois JC considers why the university finally took action, after years doing nothing...

Towards a Marxist theory of gender?

Heather Brown's book Marx on Gender and the Family was released to great acclaim. Estelle Cooch interviewed her about Engels, intersectionality and feminism today. This interview was originally published in the Autumn 2014 issue of...

A homosexual Christmas in 1905 Berlin

Colin Wilson presents an account of a “uranian” Christmas, written by a leading campaigner over a hundred years ago.

Protesters take to the Tube to highlight Spain’s crackdown on abortion rights

(report by Lois JC and Shanice McBean, pics from mybellyismine.wordpress.com) Spanish activists have launched a campaign called Mi Bombo Es Mío ("my belly is mine") in response to plans by the government to make abortion illegal in all but a handful...

Trump inauguration: Edinburgh protests

Eileen Cook reports on two demonstrations in Edinburgh in less than twenty-four hours. The first, on Friday evening, was called by Stand Up to Racism, UCU Scotland, Muslim Women's Association, anti-war and peace groups and...

Women in science and the sexist space shirt

As space probe Philae landed on comet 67P last week, a row erupted over a sexist shirt. Geophysicist Amy Gilligan looks at the under-representation of women in science – and how it...

Assata Shakur: the world’s most dangerous woman?

Estelle Cooch reports on a lively launch of Assata Shakur's autobiography at the recently opened Black Cultural Archives in Brixton It may be forty years since Assata Shakur, still the FBI's most wanted woman, went...

Eleanor Marx – Unrestrained by convention, unafraid to live her contradictions

The recent biography of Eleanor Marx shows she didn't just interpret the world but acted to change it, says Charlie Burton. 'Tussy is me', Karl Marx once said of his youngest daughter, Eleanor. For not...

Trump’s transphobic attack is deeper than definitions

The Trump administration is escalating its attacks on transgender people — and the left has a duty to not only resist, but put forward a positive vision, writes Fainan Lakha. Shock and sickness produced a heaviness...

Historical Materialism 2014: Marxist-feminist challenges to neoliberalism

Lois JC reports on the session entitled "Marxist-feminist challenges to neoliberalism" that took place at the London Historical Materialism 2014 conference earlier this month, with Hester Eisenstein, Estelle Cooch and Catherine Rottenberg. The meeting on neoliberalism...